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Morris Plains, NJ, United States, 2011/03/29 - Patients have convenient access to medical information in the palm of their hands anytime, anywhere, with free mobile healthcare app - iTriageHealth.com.
The increase in mobile phone subscriptions and specifically smartphone use has led FastER Urgent Care to expand its presence to the mobile community and provide on-the-go access for a wide variety of healthcare information.
Today, FastER Urgent Care became a premier provider on the free iTriage® smartphone application developed by Healthagen®. To access iTriage, consumers can download the free application from the app stores for their iPhone® or Android™ smartphones or access it through any Web-enabled device at iTriageHealth.com/.
Deploying the iTriage smartphone app allows FastER Urgent Care to provide detailed information about its facility, and even lets patients “get in line” before they arrive by making an appointment and preregistering directly from their smartphone. Residents and visitors to Morris Plains can also use the interactive mobile technology of iTriage to:
• Search medical symptoms;
• Learn about possible causes;
• Find specific facility information like services provided, hours of operation and turn-by-turn directions using GPS capabilities.
“As more consumers rely on their smartphones to find information, it’s crucial to provide the resources and technology to help patients make informed medical decisions when minor injuries and illnesses occur,” said William Gluckman, DO, MBA, FACEP, President and CEO of FastER Urgent Care. “Our partnership with iTriage reinforces our commitment to providing healthcare information and access to our community.”
“When urgent care centers put useful medical information in the palm of their patients hands with iTriage, consumers are empowered to make informed decisions about where they will seek affordable care for their medical condition,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen, developer of iTriage. “We live in a new world that requires patients to be more informed and responsible for their health and iTriage allows them to play a larger role in their overall healthcare.”
About FastER Urgent Care
Conveniently located in Morris Plains, FastER Urgent Care (fasteruc.com) provides efficient, quality urgent medical care by a highly trained staff for a variety of non-life threatening conditions, without the wait times of an emergency room. State-of-the-art equipment and services include on-site digital X-rays, lab services and IV fluids, as well as worker’s compensation occupational medicine.
Healthagen (Healthagen.com), a privately held company headquartered in Lakewood, CO, is a global developer of healthcare information software that empowers patients to make better decisions. Co-founded by two practicing emergency physicians, Drs. Peter Hudson and Wayne Guerra, iTriage has been downloaded and used millions of times by healthcare consumers around the globe, generating tens of millions of medical searches and self-assessments. Hundreds of medical providers and thousands of physicians have also partnered with iTriage to provide patients with critical information about their facilities and medical practices, making it more efficient for patients to access the healthcare system.
FastER Urgent Care
William Gluckman, DO, MBA, FACEP, President and CEO
P: 862.242.8053 / E: wgluckman[.]fasteruc.com.